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Wetlands

Wetlands are Vital to our Watershed An NJ State report concluded that wetlands provided the largest dollar value of ecosystem services ($9.4 billion per year), which included: buffering of floods storm surges water treatment supply This study explains the economic concept of “natural capital” which acknowledges the long term...

Global Warming

The seas have been rising for 18,000 years, but the pace has quickened. Geologic records show an average increase of about 2 inches every 100 years from the most recent ice age until the beginning of the past century. Historical data of water levels at the Golden Gate over...

Desalination

Desalination is a technology used to obtain drinking water from the ocean by removing the salt from saltwater. Marin Municipal Water District is moving forward with plans to use desalination as a future source of drinking water. MMWD, Marin County’s largest water utility, voted in August 2009 to build...

Spills and Contamination

Terra Linda Oil Spill An oil spill from a vehicle occurred near Terra Linda high school. A sizable quantity of oil went down the creek. Emergency response measures were not in place. Crews were still mopping it up the next day with paper towels. No efforts immediately to contain...

Plastic Trash

Bay Area-wide Trash Capture Demonstration Project San Francisco Estuary Partnership was awarded $5 million in federal stimulus funds (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) to support a Bay Area-wide Trash Capture Demonstraton Project. All Bay Area cities and counties that wish to participate will receive trash capture devices...